DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate
Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its
monthly award winners for March on Wednesday. Clemson slugger
Seth Beer has been named the National
Player of the Month and Auburn right-hander
Casey Mize has been named the National Pitcher
of the Month.
A native of Suwanee, Ga., Beer is coming off a March where he
hit .294 (20-for-68) with eight homers, 20 RBI and a .662
slugging percentage. In 2018, Beer has hit .282 (31-for-110)
with five doubles, 10 homers and 25 RBI, owning 27 walks and
just 15 strikeouts.
Mize, a product of Springville, Ala., put up monster numbers
in March, going 5-0 with a 1.50 ERA in his six starts, fanning
62 with just a walk in 42 innings, allowing just 20 hits. Mize
has a 6-1 record and a 2.17 ERA in 54 innings in 2018, allowing
32 hits and four walks, fanning 77. In his three-year career,
Mize has a 16-8 record and a 2.57 ERA in 206.2 innings, striking
out 245 with just 31 walks.
This marks the third season the NCBWA has honored a national
player and pitcher of the month.
Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of
college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and
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For more information on the NCBWA Division I National Players
of the Month, contact NCBWA Assistant Executive Director
at West Virginia University at 304-293-2821.
2018 NCBWA Division I Players of the Week:
• Feb. 20: Jake Brodt, Santa Clara (Hitter); Nick Sandlin, Southern Miss (Pitcher)
• Feb. 27: Brett Kinneman, N.C. State (Hitter); Joe DeMers, Washington (Pitcher)
• March 6: Luke Heyer, Kentucky (Hitter); Payton Kinney, Omaha (Pitcher)
• March 13: Jacob Rhinesmith, Western Kentucky (Hitter); Casey Mize, Auburn (Pitcher)
• March 20: Joe Genord, USF (Hitter); Griffin Roberts, Wake Forest (Pitcher)
• March 27: Bren Spillane, Illinois (Hitter); Jake Lee, Oakland (Pitcher)
• April 3: Jon Littell, Oklahoma State (Hitter); Colton Eastman, Cal State Fullerton (Pitcher)
• April 10: Connor Pauly, Morehead State (Hitter); Scotty Sunitsch, Washington State (Pitcher)
• April 17: Ross Haffey, Miami, Ohio (Hitter); Noah Zavolas, Harvard (Pitcher)
2018 NCBWA Division I Players of the Month:
• February: Brett Kinneman, N.C. State (Player); Brady Feigl, Ole Miss (Pitcher)
• March: Seth Beer, Clemson (Player); Casey Mize, Auburn (Pitcher)